“Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science. To break this earthly spell, mortals must get the true idea and divine Principle of all that really exists and governs the universe harmoniously.” (Science and Health, page 39)
Our salvation is not in tomorrow, in next year, or after death. Now is the time to refuse to accept the confines of a life that is all about matter and its limits and lies. We don’t have to ascend out of matter in order to experience freedom from its bondage, right here and now.
How do we gain this freedom, this heaven on earth? Well, we can’t claim Spirit’s promises when we are focused on matter, making physiology and material circumstances our god and the arbiter of our fate. We must turn toward God, honoring His presence and power, and coming into a higher understanding of what is really true, lovely, enduring, and ours to know and experience.
Let’s be about breaking “this earthly spell.” The first thing we must do is know that we are being tricked, mesmerized into believing that matter holds the cards and that we have to take what it deals us. Refuse that deceptive hand. God has your life and He never created a man subject to another power, limited, or expressing anything less than His own grand ideal.
Recognize in each moment whether you are agreeing to matter’s limits, agreeing to wait on your salvation, or whether you are accepting the fact that you are, not shall be, the sons and daughters of God—heavenly, happy, free!
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